Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Twix Brownies

What comes to mind when you think of your favorite candy bar? Butterfinger, Snickers, Kit Kat...I mean there really is no such thing as a bad candy bar is there? 

But when it comes to favorites, for me, it's Twix! Mostly because of the shortbread.  And the caramel.  Plus the chocolate.  Okay, so I like all of it.  So naturally, I also liked the concept of the homemade Twix bar that's made with a shortbread base, a brownie layer, topped with a caramel layer and then topped with a chocolate layer.  Yup, you read that right...this is what I'm talking about!
The buttery shortbread layer, combined with the gooey caramel and fudgy brownie is so ammaaaazzingly delish! Just like eating a candy bar! They really do taste just like a Twix, and the brownies make them all the more delicious. :)
Twix Brownies
Recipe adapted from Jasey's Crazy Daisy

Crust Layer
1 (12.8 oz.) package of Simply Sandies Shortbread Cookies
6 Tablespoons butter

Brownie Layer
1 box of brownie mix
2 eggs
1/4 cup water
1/2 vegetable oil

Caramel Layer
1 (14 oz.) bag of caramels
2 Tablespoons milk

Chocolate Topping
1/2 (11.5 oz.) bag milk chocolate chips
1 Tablespoons butter
1/8 cup milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 13x9 inch pan with foil for easier cutting.

Using a food processor, pulse cookies until they resemble sand. In a medium bowl, melt 6 Tablespoons butter. Add cookie crumbs, stirring until all crumbs are moist. Press into bottom of prepared pan.

Combine brownie mix, water, oil, and eggs in a large bowl. Pour batter on top of cookie crust and bake as directed. Cool.

Place caramels and milk in a saucepan and cook over medium-low heat until caramels are melted smooth and creamy, stirring constantly. Pour over cooled brownies. Spread the caramel evenly across the brownie surface. Let cool until set.

Melt chocolate, butter, and milk together in a saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally until melted and creamy. Pour over cooled caramel layer and spread evenly. Cool until set.


  1. Oh, those are gorgeous. Sinful and delicious too, I bet. :)

    1. Thank you! They are sooo yummy...hard to eat just one! :)


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